F1 technology articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Ferrari had most to gain from adjustable rear wing in 2010 25th January 2011, 10:24

F1 Fanatic analyses the controversial 2011 rear wing rules.

Technical review: End of season 9th December 2010, 17:23

Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical updates on the cars in the final races of 2010.

The engine situation with two races to go 2nd November 2010, 13:27

How much engine life do the championship contenders have left – and are Alonso and Vettel at risk of penalties?

Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix 18th October 2010, 7:00

Guest writer John Beamer looks over the technical updates from the Japanese Grand Prix. As expected the Red Bulls were the class of the field at Suzuka. The advantage mostly came in the first sector where the RB6 had a four tenths of a second advantage over Ferrari and McLaren ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ all three were evenly […]

Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix 5th October 2010, 16:08

Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical updates from Singapore and looks ahead to the next round at Suzuka. The Marina Bay circuit is one of highest downforce tracks and the first since Hungary where cars ran in a high downforce configuration. The next tracks all place high demands on downforce, meaning Singapore typically represents […]

Who will have the best car for the final races? Top teams’ performance analysed 30th September 2010, 11:16

Red Bull did not have the size of performance advantage the were expected to in Singapore. They still look like the team to beat over the final four races but Ferrari are coming on strong and McLaren can’t be ruled out yet either. Their performance data for the past 15 races is analysed below to […]

Technical review: Italian Grand Prix 20th September 2010, 9:59

Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments at the Italian Grand Prix. The fine balance involved in setting up a Formula 1 car was a major talking point at Monza as never before. It all revolved around the decisions teams had to make about whether to run their F-ducts or not – and […]

No new engines left for Alonso while championship leader Webber has two 18th September 2010, 12:00

Heading into the final five races Fernando Alonso is at a disadvantage with his engines. He has no new engines left to use this season, while all his title rivals have at least one and Mark Webber has two. How will this affect the championship battle? See below for data on the teams’ engine use […]

Technical review: Belgian Grand Prix 6th September 2010, 9:41

Superficially, Spa was a bit of a head-scratcher. Four weeks earlier, in Hungary, McLaren were 1.3 seconds off the pace of Red Bull. How was the Woking-based outfit able to more than claw back that deficit at Belgium – despite having had a mandatory two-week factory shut down between the races?

Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix 17th August 2010, 19:31

Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?σΤιΌΤδσs John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams […]